Caribbean islands receive $50M Clean Energy boost

The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Partnership Fund has announced the start of construction for a hurricane-resistant clean energy plant in Antigua and Barbuda to help the twin-island nation recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in 2017.

The Green Barbuda project will receive USD $50 million joint funding from the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Partnership Fund, which comprises the UAE, New Zealand and the Caribbean Development Group Fund, and will be implemented by Masdar.

The project includes the construction of an 800 kW diesel power plant and a 720 kWh hybrid solar power plant, as well as an 863 kWh battery system to store excess electricity generated. These efforts will support the countries’ efforts to recover sustainably and help create new jobs.

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